Court to consider reinstatement of prosecutor involved in gambling scandal
MOSCOW, November 1 - RAPSI, Igor Petrushov. A Moscow court put off until November 16 the hearing of the request to reinstate former Moscow Region prosecutor Dmitry Urumov, accused of taking bribes from an owner of illegal casino network, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) on Tuesday.
Uncovered several months ago, the high-profile Moscow Region illegal casino scandal incited a major public uproar. Businessman Ivan Nazarov allegedly operated illegal casinos in 15 towns across Moscow Region. According to law enforcement authorities, several high-ranking officials of prosecutor's offices and the federal Interior Ministry were involved in the casino operation, which generated between $5 million and $10 million in revenue monthly.
Urumov was dismissed for violating the prosecutor's oath following the inspection initiated after the scandal. Yevgenia Mikhaylova, Urumov's lawyer, said her client considers his dismissal illegal.
The court did not specify why the hearing was postponed.